F M K J Hersbach

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BACKGROUND Coronary arteries without focal stenosis at angiography are generally considered non-flow-limiting. However, atherosclerosis is a diffuse process that often remains invisible at angiography. Accordingly, we hypothesized that in patients with coronary artery disease, nonstenotic coronary arteries induce a decrease in pressure along their length(More)
Interrupting myocardial reperfusion with intermittent episodes of ischemia (i.e., postconditioning) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has been suggested to protect myocardium in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Nevertheless, trials provide inconsistent results and any advantage in long-term outcomes remains elusive.(More)
The latest meta-analysis comparing fibrinolysis with primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) has fuelled the discussion regarding the best reperfusion therapy for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. As far as patients presenting to centres with intervention facilities are concerned, the superiority of primary PCI has been unequivocally demonstrated.(More)
BACKGROUND The NVVC guideline on ST-elevation myocardial infarction forms the basis for the regional prehospital triage (PHT) project in Zuidoost Brabant. In this project diagnosis and treatment strategies are determined in the ambulance. AIM To summarise quality assessment and clinical results after one year. METHODS We evaluated the protocol and(More)
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